New recruits must write JAMB exams before enlistment - Nigeria police

New recruits must write JAMB exams before enlistment - Nigeria police

- The Nigeria Police Force has added a new requirement to its recruitment requirements

- The new shortlisted candidates have to write aptitude test to be conducted by JAMB

- The new move, according to the force, is to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates

The Nigerian Police Force has reviewed its recruitment requirements which makes it mandatory for all new recruits to write the Joint Admission and Matriculation Boards (JAMB) examination before enlistment.

According to the force, the move is to ensure credibility and transparency in the choice of those who serve the Nigeria as police officers.

In a statement released by the force public relations officer, ACP. Jimoh Moshood, the screening of the shortlisted candidates commences on May 7, in all the 36 state commands and the FCT.

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Read the statement in full: "Recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force

IGP warns police officers to be thorough and above board

· Screening to commence on 7th May 2018 in all the Thirty-Six (36) State commands and the FCT

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development, DIG Emmanuel Inyang psc(+)mni has addressed Commissioners of Police and other Senior Officers nominated to serve as Heads of Police Recruitment Screening Committee in the Thirty Seven Commands of the Federation and warned them to be thorough and above board and ensure that the screening exercise which will commence with effect from Monday 7th May 2018 is smooth, hitch free and devoid of any form of corrupt practice.

2. He further warned the Officers that will be participating in the screening exercise to remain impartial and ensure transparency. For the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates.

3. Furthermore, Medical Examination will be conducted for each candidate in the following areas before final selection:-

(a) Visual Assessment which covers far and near visual acuity, binocular vision, colour vision, visual field testing and pathology.

(b) General medical test which covers blood pressure, sugar, body mass index, hepatitis b and c, HIV screening, Tuberculosis, antigen in serum and pregnancy test (for women only).

(c) Psychological evolution of the candidates which covers psychological interview, personality and integrity as well as drug screening.

4. The Inspector General of Police also directed that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development should embark on monitoring and assessment of the exercise throughout the Thirty Six (36) States and the FCT to ensure that the exercise is carried out in line with best practices.

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5. Candidates are advised to be of good conduct throughout the exercise. Candidates and members of the general public should report any improper practice through the following phone numbers: 08076036011, 08037036257, 08034360919, 08037855951, 08065823054, 08036753589." previously reported that the Nigeria police hannounced plans to commence the recruitment of 6,000 policemen into the force as it has shortlisted 133,324 for the said recruitment scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7.

The recruitment is reportedly for Constables. Kaduna has the highest number of applicants shortlisted; 6962. Katsina has 6676, followed by Benue and Niger with 6474 and 6409 respectively.

According to the statement, “Bayelsa has the second least of 1097 applicants followed by Anambra that has 1117 and Ebonyi with 1303” while Lagos has the least number of recruits with just 1,013.

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